Off-center, in glassblowing vocabulary, refers to a shape displaced from its axis, which is considered a fault that needs immediate solution. By allowing glass to spontaneously wrinkle, drip, collapse, wave and fold, these two artists create functional and decorative pieces that challenge the established conventions of glass and design.
Edison Zapata graduated with an MFA from Tama Art University, Tokyo in 2007. Zapata's belief in what he makes comes from his own critically informed experience and dialogue within art and design.
Zapata strives to circumvent traditional processes, and approach “making” with naivety and experimental abandon. His approach is raw and instinctive with the overall intention to give the viewer a more subversive, and fresh aesthetic experience.